We have a 1994 vintage LGB 22310 Olomana. The motor recently stalled out after a couple hours gracing the garden. I picked Olomana up a couple years back when she came up for sale used. I had a few moments to crack open Olomana this morning and found:
a.) The previous owners lived even nearer to the beach than we do:
b.) There is some sort of loose spring up by the brushes (near the tip of the screw driver):
c.) No amount of fiddling could pop out the motor!
I tried wiggling back and forth to no effect, getting a screw driver between the motor and the chassis with the same results, and trying to pop it out after removing the gear box from the motor frame. Is there a trick to this?
Also, what is the best way to clear out the sand? I am assuming there is something in which to soak the gears and drive belts.
Finally, I noted from TrainLi’s site that the motor for this model changed in the late '90s. Does anyone know off hand if the new one is incompatible with the older frame?
I’d prefer to clean the gear box, buy and install a new motor and get Olomana back on the rails, but, if that would require some specialty tool or arcane procedure, I am also happy to just send it in to TrainLi. Given my past track record, that could prove cheaper (if less instructive!) over the long haul!